Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

2 5 Pocadel has expanded its range of fire-rated glazing products with the new B15 Glazed Butt Joint Wall. The product comprises a flat wall with separate glass panes cut into curved shapes. Although it is yet to be installed onboard any ships, initial feedback on the wall system has been very positive, with many architects noting that it provides scope for new interior design opportunities. Almaco provides catering systems for Costa Toscana Turnkey outfitter Almaco has successfully delivered new catering systems onboard Costa Cruises’ Costa Toscana. Work took place at Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, and Almaco was responsible for the design, engineering, production, delivery and commissioning of all 3,000 square metres of galley, pantry and bar counters, as well as 30,000 pieces of catering equipment on the vessel. The catering system is equipped with Almaco’s digital life cycle solution, which monitors equipment, provides instruction manuals and maintenance management during operations. The solution is based on service tablets and individual QR code labels attached to the equipment. Almaco’s catering systems and equipment such as double-size blast chillers and stand-alone fridges will ensure that service runs smoothly in Costa Toscana’s 16 restaurants and 18 bars and lounges. Flooring with unique design stories Forbo Flooring Systems’ head of design textiles Jason Holmes explains the inspiration behind some of the company’s new Flotex FR designs. The Chambord Border is a French-inspired design which comes from the idea of having a centre rosette of flowers with ornamental trellis work around it and lends itself to being used in corridors. Empire is based on an art deco motif, which is repeated to create a 3D effect. It is heavily textured to look like a woven surface and works well in more intimate spaces. Featuring a large-scale art deco design, Chrysler was developed for more formal seating areas, lounges, restaurants with stylish and sleek interiors. The Natural Blend contains elements of other designs within the collection. It has a herringbone plank feel and gives a contemporary twist to the design theme. FLOORING DESIGN SPOTLIGHT